RUCKER, Lance




Author Tags: Fiction

Vancouver-based, Kentucky-born Lance Rucker fuses erotica with mystery suspense in a series featuring private investigator Brandon Drake. A fourth book in the series is Barrel Proof (2007?). Rucker has appeared in several films and television programs as an actor. He is a ballroom dancer, aikidoist, wood turner and inventor of computer peripherals. He is married to sex therapist Bianca Rucker.

In 2007, Rucker, a UBC Professor of Dentistry, and his colleague Tim Perrin, a Kelowna-area lawyer, won the Angie Award for Best Screenplay, along with a $2,500 prize, at the International Mystery Writers' Festival in Owensboro, Kentucky. They were among the five screenplay finalists for writing Albatross, a political thriller. Six stage plays and five screenplays were named as finalists out of several thousand submissions. One of the plays was by William Link, creator of Columbo and Murder She Wrote. Another was by prolific novelist Ed McBain, who wrote screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. Albatross was the only new work to receive a standing ovation when it was performed live at the festival. Rucker and Perrin received their award from William Link, the Emmy Award-winning creator of Columbo and Murder She Wrote. The Angie Awards are named after actress Angela Lansbury.

BOOKS:

Intimate Falls (Vancouver: Lochenlode, 2001) (Self-published)
No Secrets: a Brandon Drake novel (Vancouver: Lochenlode Books, 2004)
Final Labyrinth: A Brandon Drake Mystery (Lochenlode, 2005)

[BCBW 2007] "Fiction"